Alert Only – Dec. 28th Thu. 08.30 – Staithes, Whitby, North Yorkshire, -Police assist

The team were contacted by Cleveland MRT and asked for availability for search of disused railway tunnels in the Whitby area, for a missing person. Team members were asked to declare their availability in preparation for sending a party to assist. Fortunately, the missing person was found safe and well at about 1130, and no action was required by the team. Volunteer hours: 1

Incident 88/2017 – Dec. 8th Fri. 09.00 – Ewes Top Moss Pot, Scales Moor, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police, and asked to conduct a search of the ground, sinkholes and potholes on Scales Moor, in connection with the search for a missing person. A team member entering Ewes Top Moss Pot discovered the body of a caver (m, 68). After notifying the police and receiving direction from them, team members recovered the caver’s body from the pothole, and then conveyed him…